Gaming > Consoles & PCs The Best Free PC Games to Download in 2022 An alphabetical list of free PC games with links to download By Michael Klappenbach Michael Klappenbach Writer DePaul University Former Lifewire writer Michael Klappenbach is an IT professional and an expert on games and gaming equipment. lifewire's editorial guidelines Updated on January 3, 2022 Reviewed by Jessica Kormos Reviewed by Jessica Kormos Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Jessica Kormos is a writer and editor with 15 years' experience writing articles, copy, and UX content for Tecca.com, Rosenfeld Media, and many others. lifewire's editorial guidelines Tweet Share Email Consoles & PCs Xbox Buyer's Guide Gaming is hugely popular, and free gaming even more so. Below is a list of our picks of some of the best free PC games to download right now. Some of them are even portable, which means you can put them on a flash drive and play them anywhere. These titles include older and popular commercial games that have been released as freeware, home-brew remakes of popular games and games released by independent developers. They're identified by their genres, such as first-person shooter, real-time strategy, role-playing, simulation, and platform games. These are free PC games to download. You have to save the game files to your computer and install them before they're usable. These are not the same as free online games that can be played in your web browser. Before Downloading These Games Remember that each of these free pc game downloads only works when installed on your PC. This poses a risk when compared to online games because it's possible the game files might contain malware. Take caution when downloading these files. Know how to scan your computer for viruses should the need arise, and always keep your computer updated with the most recent security patches. If you download a free game that won't open when you double-click it, chances are you need to extract the game out of the archive since some of them come in a RAR or ZIP file. ZIP files can usually be opened no problem but RARs and other non-ZIP archives require a file unzip program like 7-Zip. Several of these PC game free download pages have multiple "Download" buttons but only one of them is actually valid; the others are most likely advertisements or links to other websites. If any links take you elsewhere without downloading the game, return to the download link below and try a different button. 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